Anthem (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: October 14, 2019
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The remarkable story of two cousins who must take a road trip across
American in 1969 in order to let a teen know he's been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Full of photos, music, and figures of the time,
this is the masterful story of what it's like to be young and American in troubled times.
Molly is a girl who's not sure she can feel anything anymore, because life sometimes hurts way too much. Her brother Barry ran
away after having a fight with their father over the war in Vietnam. Now Barry's been drafted into that war - and Molly's mother tells
her she has to travel across the country in an old schoolbus to find Barry and bring him home.
Norman is Molly's slightly older cousin, who drives the old schoolbus. He's a drummer who wants to find his own music out in the
world - because then he might not be the "normal Norman" that he fears he's become. He's not sure about this trip across the
country . . . but his own mother makes it clear he doesn't have a choice.
Molly and Norman get on the bus - and end up seeing a lot more of America that they'd ever imagined. From protests and parades
to roaring races and rock n' roll, the cousins make their way to Barry in San Francisco, not really knowing what they'll find when
they get there.
About the Author
All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist, and A Long Line of Cakes. She is also the author of
the documentary novels Countdown and Revolution, a National Book Award Finalist, and Anthem. She has vivid memories of
ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the
Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at